I will post more about the best Show and Sale in several years. The people that attended, the plants that were shown, the awards that were won: oh my, I was not prepared for such success. Moving forward, Mead View tour is set for April 26, 2014. I'll be publishing information about it in a few days. I hope many of you will be able to join in and see some unique plant material.
Come one come all; You don't have to be a member to show plants and certainly everyone is welcome to buy plants at a Cactus & Succulent Show and Sale!
Plants can be entered into the show on Saturday April 12 from 6:15 AM until 10:00 AM. If drop off of plants for the show need be earlier, the staff at Moon-Sun will accept them during normal nursery hours on Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11. We've got among if not THE BEST IN THE WEST JUDGES THIS YEAR! Entertaining and full of knowledge! Observing the judging might be lots of fun. (Anyone know ML Robinson?? maybe Jan Emming??? may other notable folk????) Come on down!
Check out this link: http://www.moon-sunlandscapes.com/Cactus_Show___Art_Fair.html for more information about the show and sale at Moon Sun. We might put more up on facebook, too, so follow us along!
April 2014: Meeting on the 3rd! Mead View Outing Discussion; Plant Show Review, Show & Sale at Moon-Sun Discussion
The meeting is Thursday, April 3 at the Garden Club Building on the Lorenzi Park property, 3333 W. Washington Ave., near the corner of Twin Lakes Drive. The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to brings something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)
Our field trip leader is Victor Lindsey. He's quite familiar with the area and promptly volunteered to rescue the rest of us from floundering in the desert. Details of this outing will be discussed at the meeting.
MORE MEETING INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW:
March 29 and 30: It's a "2fer" Weekend: Plant SHOW at Garden Club! AND WE NOW HAVE A MAJOR WIN! (read follow up post below)
Here's a link that will tell you all about the garden clubs, the which, the where, the when, and the who. The show this weekend will even have a few cactus and succulents in the show.
Why not get a spring garden overdose, meet some friends, make some new ones, take some photos, and share the m. I look forward to a few selfies being sent our way.
AND WE HAVE A MAJOR WIN! A full list of the cactus and succulents entered is shown below. Bob Middag kicked it up a notch with his Echinocereus engelmanii. His plant took a first place; his plant took the GROWER'S CHOICE AWARD; AND IT TOOK THE BEST IN SHOW OVER ALL OF THE ENTRIES IN THE HORTICULTURE DIVISION.
CACTUS & SUCCULENTS SHOWN
Gasteria "Green Ice"
Graptopetalum paraguayense "Gray Ghost"
Echinopsis sp paired with Lampranthus aureus
Succulent Dish Garden
Aeonium sp. "Velour"
Agave Utahensis eborispinis form
Echinocactus polycephalus "Cotton Top"
Beaucarnia recurvata "Pony Tail Palm"
Echinopsis chamaecereus "Peanut Cactus"
Oreocereus celsianus "Old Man Cactus"
Echinocactus "Star Cactus"
Mammillaria elongata "Lady Finger"
Crassula ovata"Jade Plant"
Echinocereus engelmannii "Hedge Hog"
Tricocereus huascha rubra
Sansevieria trifasciata "Snake Plant"
Opuntia monacantha monstrose
Here's the link to their site: http://www.springspreserve.org/apps/event/details.cfml?id=46
You'll enjoy this event. Feed your plant buying habit, enjoy fine weather, meet friends, and learn about plants and gardening.
There will be an abundance of desert or desert adapted plants (of course including cactus and succulents).
Come on over!